JEDI Artist Fellowship Program

JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
Artist Fellowship Program

Main Street Theater’s JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Artist Fellowship Program is a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career artists of color. Applicants submit a resume and portfolio. The selected fellows will be assigned to a production either with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs in their area of interest (Directing, Design, or Stage Management) while being given access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization.

2023 – 2024 JEDI Artist Fellows

Nychollete Easter (Directing Fellow) Main Street Theater: Debut. Nychollete Easter is a Houston based director and Teaching Artist! Nychollete has been doing theatre for 10+ years and has worked with several regional theaters including The St. Louis Black Repertory Company and The Alley Theater. Nychollete recently received her BA in acting and directing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Nychollete strives to tell stories that represent a diverse group of characters and people! Nychollete is very excited to be back in her hometown and hopes to bring the importance of the arts back to her community!

Jessica Jaye (Directing Fellow) Main Street Theater: (Actor) The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963; Stages: (Actor) POTUS, cullud wattah; Rec Room Arts: (Actor) IS GOD IS; Ensemble Theatre: (Director) Theater YPP: Fame, (Actor) Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Brer Rabbit; Encore Theatre: (Actor) Isolation, Macbeth; Orlando Shakes: (Actor) A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Fade to Black Fest: (Director) Measure of a Man, Just Like Family, (Actor) Choices, Hot Potato, To Each His Own, Sweetie’s Confession; UCF Theater: The Rover, The Last Paving Stone; TSU Theater: Daughters of the Moon, Presidential Timber, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, For Colored Girls…, Marcus: or the Secret of Sweet. Education: M.F.A., University of Central Florida, Acting; B.A., Texas Southern University, Theater Performance.

Nori Thach (Stage Management Fellow) Main Street Theater: Carmela Full of Wishes, (Stage Management Intern) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley; San Jacinto Community College Theatre: Mary Poppins The Musical, Shrek The Musical. Education: B.A., Fine Arts; A.A., Fine Arts.